Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea is the film of the decade, bringing a raw beauty of the American west with its magnificent epic nature, cascading mountains, treacherous rivers, iconic characters and real adventure. This movie masterpiece will be compared only to Dances with Wolves, Last of the Mohicans, and the coming-of-age movie Memoirs of Geisha. The film's production team will include many Native Americans in key positions. And they'll be casting authentic Native actors for all indigenous roles, making sure this important history is properly represented.
“We’re excited to be part of this significant piece of history,” says Lainie S. Quirk and Ivan Wiener, Co-producers, ABQ Global Entertainment. “Our vision has always been to support incredible projects that bring to light important topics and compelling characters. Sacajawea personifies all that’s good in the human spirit and we’re proud to be part of bringing her story to the big screen.”
This inspirational independent film project has attracted the talents of industry professionals including the incredible acting abilities of award-winning actor, Raoul Trujillo. Raoul is best known for his character, Zero Wolf, the Mayan villain in Apocalypto, directed by Mel Gibson. In the “Windcatcher” film he will be portraying an adapted character of history as a chief of the Hidatsa tribe, White Eagle.
Raoul’s career has spanned over 30 years as an actor, choreographer, director and dancer. He was a soloist with the Nikolais Dance Theatre out of New York City, and toured the world from 1980-1987. He directed and choreographed projects for Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto, the Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah, and he taught at the Aboriginal Dance Project at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada.
Raoul’s past film projects have included: Black Robe, The New World, Apocalypto, Cowboys & Aliens, Riddick with Van Diesel, and his newest film, Persecuted, among many others. He brings an exciting depth-of-character and vibrant talent to the Windcatcher production.
Windcatcher: The Story of Sacajawea is projected to be in theaters by the fall of 2015. Watch for the casting call and crew at: www.WindcatcherTheMovie.com or the film’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WindcatcherFilms/?ref=br_tf